Since the current World Champions Morgan LARSON and Trevor BAYLIS (USA) will not defend their title in Warnemünde, these three boats seem the ones to beat. However Olympic gold and bronze medallist Jørgen BOJSEN-MØLLER and his brother, Sailmaker JACOB (DEN), should not be underestimated, just like Mike MARTIN and Jesse FALSONE (USA). MARTIN made the switch from the wire to the helm after winning the Worlds with Howie HAMLIN in 1999.
The 50th Anniversary World Championship will be celebrated with a special event, the HSH Nordbank Night. Several highly accomplished sailors, like America's Cup legend Sir James HARDY, will attend the event.